Utopia & Utility: Stacking Vessels at Design Show Shanghai

London-based designer Pia Wüstenberg will exhibit her Stacking Vessels (studio Utopia & Utility, which she founded with her brother Moritz, a Biochemical engineer) at Design Show Shanghai - February 27-March 2. A long way from her first series, when she was graduating from the London Royal College of Art, in 2011. Welcome to Asia, Pia.

Timber turned light: Benjamin Hubert

Benjamin Hubert has a lightweight timber table, exhibited at the Aram Store in London: Ripple is 2.5m long, 1m wide, and weighs just 9kg, and required 70-80% less material than a standard timber table, thanks to a specific production process of corrugating plywood for furniture through pressure lamination (developed by Benjamin Hubert and Canadian manufacturer Corelam).

Sit, admire and hallucinate

London-based architect Andy Martin exhibits at the Northington Street Gallery his Block A/B/C collection - the firts three pieces in a series of 26 - during the 2013 London Design Week. Rather than pure furniture, the designer conceived the pieces as functional works of art (is Martin paying homage to the Light & Space artists?) that capture & play with light, to create a hallucinatory experience.

“Dixonary”, Tom Dixon x Violette Editions

The "Dixonary" is out! In his own words, Tom Dixon reveals for the first time his inspirations of the last 30 years. Hundreds of pictures illustrate the book, published by Violette Editions.  If the name of Robert Violette doesn't ring any bell, suffice to say the publisher is responsible for Damien Hirst’s first monography (published in 1997, before the Hirst-mania hit the world) as well as The Jeff Koons Handbook, and many other books dedicated to the works of Louise Bourgeois, Gilbert & George, Sophie Calle, or fashion designer Paul Smith. London-based Robert Violette was also the editor of the late and renowned "Tate Magazine".

Paul Catherall: sketching the City

A sight for sore eyes: graphic artist & designer Paul Catherall's prints and linocuts (for Established & Sons, British Airways, Transport for London) were recently exhibited at the OXO Tower, London. Architectural landscapes, sharp lines combined with vivid colors: Catherall's designs are a vibrant homage to his hometown - though the illustrator sometimes looks toward Paris or New York.

Phillips London, Photographs

Irving Penn, Hoyningen-Huene, Lee Friedlander, Guy Bourdin, Stephane Laniray, Terry Richardson, Edward Weston, David Bailey... Phillips will auction in London an intriguing collection of photographs on May, 8th, with estimates starting from £1,000 - 2,000. You can bid online and live, here. Irving Penn, Hoyningen-Huene, Lee Friedlander, Guy Bourdin, Stephane Laniray, Terry Richardson, Edward Weston, David Bailey... La maison de ventes Phillips met aux enchères à Londres, le 8 mai, une intrigante série de photographies. Les estimations débutent à 1000 - 2000 £. Si vous souhaitez enchérir en direct, en ligne, c'est ici.

Publicis x Depaul Box Company

Comment donner une image positive à l'association carton + sans abri ? L'agence de communication Publicis London et l'organisation caritative  Depaul UK ont joint leurs efforts pour lancer la Depaul Box Company. How to associate cardboard boxes and homelessness in a positive way? Communication agency Publicis London teamed with charity Depaul UK to set up a new company called The Depaul Box Company.

The Gourmand fait son show

Le deuxième numéro à peine paru, le magazine britannique The Gourmand fait déjà l'objet d'un culte.  La galerie 18 Hewett Street à Shoreditch, Londres propose jusqu'au 3 mars l'événement "The Gourmand: The exhibition". Nul doute que l'exposition attirera de nouveaux membres : illustrations, photos et design graphique du suédois Gustav Almestal, l'italien Paolo di Lucente , le français Jean Jullien et quelques autres accueillent les visiteurs. The Gourmand organise également des dîners pour échanger autour de l'objet de leur obsession, en collaboration avec quelques chefs. The second issue has hardly hit the newsstands, and already The Gourmand magazine is evolving into a cult symbol: "The Gourmand: The exhibition" in Shoreditch, London, at gallery 18 Hewett Street will probably gather new members until  March 3rd. Illustrations, pictures, graphic design by Swedish artist Gustav Almestal, Italian photographer Paolo di Lucente , French graphic designer Jean Jullien and others are on show. The Gourmand will also host a series of supper clubs in collaboration with various chefs.